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Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman
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  • Born 19 April 1721 - Newton, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Deceased 23 July 1793 - New Haven, New Haven Co., CT,aged 72 years old
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SHERMAN, Roger, (father-in-law of Samuel Hoar and Simeon Baldwin, grandfather of William Evarts, Roger Sherman Baldwin, George Frisbie Hoar and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, great-grandfather of Rockwood Hoar and Sherman Hoar, great-great grandfather of Henry Sherman Boutell, great-great- uncle of Chauncey M. Depew), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Newton, Mass., April 19, 1721; moved with his parents to Stoughton (now Canton), Mass., in 1723; attended the public schools; learned the shoemaker's trade; moved to New Milford, Conn., in 1743; surveyor of New Haven County in 1745; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1754 and practiced; member, Connecticut assembly 1755-1756, 1758-1761, 1764-1766; justice of the peace for Litchfield County 1755-1761, and of the quorum 1759-1761; moved to New Haven, Conn., in June 1761; justice of the peace and member of the court 1765-1766; member, State senate 1766-1785; judge of the superior court 1766-1767, 1773-1788; member of the council of safety 1777-1779; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1781, and 1784; a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the committee which drafted it; member of the committee to prepare the Articles of Confederation; the only Member of the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federal Constitution; mayor of New Haven from 1784 until his death; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William S. Johnson and served from June 13, 1791, until his death in New Haven, Conn., July 23, 1793; interment in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven (formerly known as New Haven City Burying Ground).
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

-- GEDCOM (INDI) --1 EVEN2 PLAC Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Indepence, Articles of Association, Art3 CONC icles of Confederation & U.S. Constitution

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                                                                             _____|16_John Sherman 1565-
                                                   _____|8_John Sherman, Capt. 1612-1689
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Grace Ravens 1591-1662
                         _____|4_Joseph Sherman 1650-1730
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Martha Palmer 1619-1700
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|2_William Sherman 1692-1739
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|                     \                           _____|10_Edward Winship, Lt. /1612-1688
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|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Elizabeth Winship 1652-1729..1730
|                                                \                          _____|22_Richard Parke 1609-1664
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Elizabeth Parke 1631-1690
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Margery Crane 1607-1656
|--1_Roger Sherman, Hon. 1721-1793
|                                                                           _____|24_Oliver Wellington ca 1569-1625
|                                                  _____|12_Roger Wellington ca 1609-
|                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Joan Greenwood 1593-1640
|                       _____|6_Benjamin Wellington ca 1646-1710
|                      /                        \                          _____|26_Richard Palgrave, Dr. 1598-1651
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Mary Palgrave ca 1619-
|                    /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|27_Anna Harris 1594-1669
|3_Mehitable Wellington 1687-1776
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                       \                           _____|14_Thomas Sweetman ca 1610-1683
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                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Elizabeth Sweetman 1647
                                                  \                         _____|30_Samuel Cutter 1575-/1637
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Elizabeth Cutter †1709/
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Elizabeth Leatherhead 1578-